Unintentional Improvement

We do not come to write better; all that we can be said to do is to keep moving, now a little in this direction, now a little in that, but with a circular tendency should the whole course of the track be viewed from a sufficiently lofty pinnacle.

Virginia Woolf, “Modern Fiction” in The Common Reader: First Series, (New York: Harcourt, Inc., 1925), 146.

Notes: Circular motions in writing produce new modernity. Keep it going, the modern can never die out. Modern keeps coming and going.

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